The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 19

Find previous chapters here. With sharp eyes, Steven took in the cottage.  Against one wall hung countless bunches of herbs and pewter pots of varying sizes.  Facing that wall was a shoulder-high bookshelf laden with ancient tomes that filled the shelves and piled on top of each other nearly up to the ceiling.  Words such … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 19

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 18

Find previous chapters here. Their footsteps were loud in the quiet, dead forest, snapping twigs underfoot like thunder to Bill’s ears. “We need to change tactics,” the peasant Steven declared. “Why?” he grunted, pulling himself up over a rotting log blocking their path.  “We’re trying to follow the path we think we would have taken.  … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 18

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 15

Please forgive the tardiness of this post!  It's technically still Monday, though, so it technically isn't late.  As an apology for making you wait longer than usual, this chapter is especially long. Find previous chapters here. What a beautiful night it was, with the air holding the coolness of the end of summer and the … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 15

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 14

Find previous chapters here. ________________________________________             A large blot spread over the parchment, marring the curves of the letters around it.  Steven frowned at the page.  With a sigh, he dabbed the blotch with a cloth and picked up a razor to scrape off the blemish. That activity was one with which he was becoming … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 14

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

Find previous chapters here. ____________________________________________             “Son!” Bill glanced at his mother, then back at the package in his hand.  How did he get here, to the front of the castle?  Wasn’t he in his cold bedroom a moment ago?  He had been plotting how to run away. “Hush, Louise,” his father’s nasly voice rebuked.  … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 11

Find previous chapters here. ___________________________________________             There he was, back at last.  Of course, he would need a good scrubbing before he could be thoroughly recognizable as her son, but he was back, and that was what mattered. She should have been elated, should have felt victorious, or she should have been furious at the … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 11

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Will fought.  He fought the branches of the tree that wrapped around him like vines.  He fought with everything he had.  And he cursed the foolishness of the girl for dragging him to Clachan and his eminent death. If only he could reach the dagger the king of Ferngold … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 5

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________________             It was odd, Annette thought, to be dragged into the room of a large, lonely fireplace she’d cleaned hundreds of times and find it now surrounded by more people than she’d seen for years.  It was odd that someone would hurt the Telling Tree, and even more odd that … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 5

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 1

Almost two years ago, I wrote a fairy tale called The Weavers' Blessing, posting it here as I wrote it over the space of about two months.  It can now be bought on Amazon, for those of you who are interested (and if you're not interested, it can still be bought there). At long last, I … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 1